Re: [4.17 regression] Performance drop on kernel-4.17 visible on Stream, Linpack and NAS parallel benchmarks
From: Michal Hocko
Date: Thu Jun 07 2018 - 07:07:22 EST
[CCing Mel and MM mailing list]
On Wed 06-06-18 14:27:32, Jakub Racek wrote:
> There is a huge performance regression on the 2 and 4 NUMA node systems on
> stream benchmark with 4.17 kernel compared to 4.16 kernel. Stream, Linpack
> and NAS parallel benchmarks show upto 50% performance drop.
> When running for example 20 stream processes in parallel, we see the following behavior:
> * all processes are started at NODE #1
> * memory is also allocated on NODE #1
> * roughly half of the processes are moved to the NODE #0 very quickly. *
> however, memory is not moved to NODE #0 and stays allocated on NODE #1
> As the result, half of the processes are running on NODE#0 with memory being
> still allocated on NODE#1. This leads to non-local memory accesses
> on the high Remote-To-Local Memory Access Ratio on the numatop charts.
> So it seems that 4.17 is not doing a good job to move the memory to the right NUMA
> node after the process has been moved.
> The above is an excerpt from performance testing on 4.16 and 4.17 kernels.
> For now I'm merely making sure the problem is reported.
Do you have numa balancing enabled?